TX bill stops funds from flowing to abortion providers

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundTexas lawmakers continue to work to eliminate taxpayers’ funds from flowing to abortion providers.

The state legislature is expected to place the No Taxpayer Dollars to Abortion Providers Act on the governor's desk for his signature.

Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life says a major provision in the bill bans public bodies such as city governments and school districts from contracting with abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood.

Pojman

“It's a very significant step forward in Texas,” he tells OneNewsNow, “and it's no surprise that the abortion industry is decrying it.”

As an example, the City of Austin allows Planned Parenthood to use a city-owned building without paying rent, which means the liberal city government is losing $100,000 annually to benefit the wealthy abortion giant.

Pojman says a second part of the bill bans tax dollars from going to an abortion provider or an affiliate.

“Planned Parenthood frequently does that,” he says. “So this is really a taxpayer protection bill.”

Planned Parenthood has not announced whether it will sue over the law but Pojman insists the abortion giant has a weak case if a lawsuit is filed.

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